Quicksilver looks to the next Generation

Quicksilver Connections has launched a scholarship program for employees to assist their children engaged in full time study for University bachelor degrees.

An initiative of Mr Shin Watari, Chairman and Owner of Quicksilver Connections, his vision is to assist employees with the cost of University education for their Children.

Mr Watari said "As Australia's leading Great Barrier Reef cruise operator and one of the region's largest private employers I consider our staff to be our greatest asset. Recently after talking to one of our managers about the cost involved in sending his child to University I realized just what a commitment it was for a family and wanted to do something to help."

This year, three young adults have commenced their university studies. It is impressive to say that all three had not even been born when their parent commenced working for Quicksilver and Great Adventures. These parents have been dedicated to the Company for over 18 years and the Quicksilver Group is now looking to make sure their children can achieve their dreams and find a career where they can offer future companies the same passion and commitment their parents have given to our Company.

Each student was initially presented with $1,000. If they maintain a credit average then they will receive an additional $1,000 each semester with additional bonuses should they receive higher grades for individual subjects.

Tony Baker, Managing Director, Quicksilver Group said, "This is a wonderful initiative by Shin Watari, who believes that providing children the opportunity of higher education is very important and that our Company should be prepared to support our staff whose children wish to pursue University. Today, education can open up many opportunities and the three young adults who have been offered a scholarship are studying diverse degrees from Music to Photography and Education.

A further three students who have already commenced studies in the previous year will also receive cash bonuses if they maintain a credit average in degrees covering Creative and Professional Writing, Anthropology and Archeology and Paramedical Science and Nursing.

This will be an ongoing commitment and we look forward to welcoming more students in the coming years."

Quicksilver Scholarship

Photo: Pictured onboard Quicksilver VIII at the Scholarship Presentation, L-R: Clinton Cave, Larissa Hoegger, Quicksilver Connections owner and Chairman Shin Watari, Nakita Hollingsworth and Tony Baker Managing Director.